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Guys and Balls (2004)

Männer wie wir (original title)
After their most recent loss, a soccer team discovers its goalie is gay and casts him out. He retaliates by bringing back an all-gay team for a game to prove who's better.

Director:

Sherry Hormann

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eileen Eilender Eileen Eilender ... Susanne jung 1
Leon Breitenborn Leon Breitenborn ... Ecki jung 1
Dietmar Bär ... Vater
Saskia Vester ... Mutter
Anna Koesling Anna Koesling ... Susanne jung 2
Steven Wellmann Steven Wellmann ... Ecki jung 2
Melody Sitta Melody Sitta ... Cordula jung
Jan Giffel Jan Giffel ... Udo jung
Maximilian Brückner ... Ecki
Willi Thomczyk Willi Thomczyk ... Wirt
Jochen Stern Jochen Stern ... Rentner Rudi
Judith Hoersch ... Cordula (as Judith Delphine Hoersch)
Carlo Ljubek ... Udo
Mirko Lang Mirko Lang ... Tobias
Tobias van Dieken ... Bernhard (as Tobias Vandieken)
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Storyline

Fair-haired Ecki, the baker's son, has grown up the golden boy of his home town. All that changes the instant he and his soccer teammates discover he's gay. Now the object of scorn and ridicule (and finding himself unceremoniously kicked off his team), Ecki travels to the city of Dortmund to recruit an all-gay soccer team to return and prove to his town and his former soccer mates who the best men are. As first-time-out Ecki searches blindly through gay watering holes for players, his parents endure a rash of derisive gay jokes from the townies, leaving Ecki's gruff father to hope for a change in his son's orientation while also considering closing down the family business. Written by statmanjeff

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Taglines:

Jeder gibt sein bestes Stück. (Everyone gives his best part.)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

7 October 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Balls See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,425, 30 April 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,194, 4 June 2006
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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color
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Goofs

When the door of the lift opens to reveal Ecki and Sven kissing, Ecki is wearing a shirt, though he is previously seen to have removed it in the lift. See more »

Quotes

Sven: I have the late shift.
Ecki: No problem.
Sven: Ecki?
Sven: What?
Sven: Why don't you come along? I'll just be hanging around anyway.
Ecki: Love to.
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Crazy Credits

In the ending credits, each actor's name is placed on the soccer grid where his position was played in the movie. See more »

Connections

References Bend It Like Beckham (2002) See more »

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Zu viel verlangt
Written by Klaus Pelizaeus
Performed by Oliver Hardt
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Delightfully Entertaining
19 July 2005 | by rbromeSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this film. It's a well-made and entertaining comedy. It was my favorite film at the festival (out of 10 that I saw).

Yes... as others have noted, a lot of the comedy stems from a group of major characters fitting a checklist of the most common gay stereotypes. But it's all done in a way that's non-offensive, lighthearted, well-written, well-acted, and just funny as heck. I think you have to want to be offended to have a problem with it. And the main character (Ecki) is about as "normal" as can be. (...not to mention adorable and lovable.) Anyway, the film-making was excellent. The pace was perfect, and the plot struck a good balance of levity; it was serious enough that I cared about the characters, but stayed upbeat and fun as well.

Highly recommended.


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